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Neighborhood guide: How to spend a day on West 39th Street in Kansas City

From vintage shops to rooftop restaurants to dive bars, this one street has everything you need to spend an entire day.

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West 39th Street has everything you need to spend a day in one place — from breakfast to shopping to post-dinner drinks. The district can be found precisely along the western state line divide of Missouri and Kansas, and neighbors the KU Medical Center campus.

Let’s dive into the itinerary.

Rise and shine

  • Chow down on a bagel from Meshuggah Bagels.
  • Grab a cup of coffee from OurHouse KC (they offer lunch + dinner too).
  • Get some fresh air and stroll around the KU Medical Center campus.

Lunch time

  • Check out the local taco joint, Tiki Taco. We recommend the KC Burrito.
  • Fill up on tacos and tequila at Drunken Worm.
  • Make a stop at Aladdin Cafe, has served up authentic Mediterranean cuisine since 1999.

Shop ‘til you drop

Eat dinner

  • Enjoy a farm-to-table meal at Room 39.
  • Feast at Fric and Frac — the Jalapeno Burger is a must-try.
  • For our barbecue lovers, Q39 is a KC staple. Get the wings, trust us.

Night cap

  • Treat yourself to shaved ice or frozen custard from Miami Ice.
  • Enjoy some chill atmosphere at Hi-Dive Lounge. Pro tip: ask for a surprise beer from the vending machine (it’s only $2.50).
  • Try a craft cocktail at Goat and Rabbit.

Bonus tip: Stop by on the Friday of every month to see live music and special deals from the local businesses.

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